This was the house I grew up in and have taken it over from my deceased father. The fence has been in place for more than 30 years. There are only woods behind me. The station owner has stated he will push back the fence, cut the cement pad and run a fence directly against the back of the shed.... View More
Attorney Greb was mostly correct, but as a NY attorney, I'd suggest that the required time period for a claim of adverse possession is at least 10 (not 20) years. A survey is absolutely necessary, and you should not rely on theirs. You should consult with an attorney in person and not here...View More
I'm going through a divorce and am buying out my husband's interest in the home. My mom will be my co-borrower. The Bank states that I need to add my mother to the deed first before I am able to apply for a home equity loan. What documents do I need to in order to add her to the deed? I... View More
Why does the bank need your mother to become an owner of your house so that she can co-sign your loan? There can be tax (costs and ramifications) and liability issues when adding someone to the title of your home, and this should not be done lightly - and certainly not at the request of someone at...View More
Present rent which is June the judge gave me till the 14 of July to pay the back owed $ on June 6 my landlord went to city marshals to get me out in 14 days my aid sent me a copy of court paper by mail with another paper saying to pay June rent on time really ?????
Adding to attorney Colatosti's answer, I want to suggest that your legal aid attorney is really the only person who can answer any questions about the agreement you entered into. Those legal aid attorneys are generally quite good at navigating optimum agreements for tenants and I would trust...View More
THE GUTTERS WERE OVER FLOWING ONTO MY BALCONY AND INTO MY CEILING. NOW, THE CEILING AND WALLS MUST BE TORN OUT AND THERE IS ASBESTOS SO IT IS A BIG DEAL. HOA SAYS DESPITE THE GUTTERS IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY BECAUSE BALCONY LEAKED. I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS? The balcony did not leak prior
I bought a house last year. I had a home and termite inspection. The inspection showed no activity or prior activity of termites. The Seller's disclosure said no prior treatment, no previous termites, and no current activity of termites. In May, I saw dead termites in my house. I had a termite... View More
It sounds like you have more of a claim against both your inspectors who each failed to notice the bait stations around the house and the sticker in the electric box. However, even if you have a claim against either inspector, it will likely be limited to the cost of the inspection (which is what...View More
A home inspector's insurance is not public information. Although you did not say why you're asking, if it's because you want to sue an inspector for failing to spot a problem (the typical reason), you should look to your agreement with the inspector and you'll probably notice...View More
My lease has a section regarding pets that was crossed out in pen, but never adjusted to say no pets or anything about pets being against the lease. I would not have signed the lease if it had been upfront about a no pet policy and I feel like I signed it under manipulative circumstances
You did not ask a question but I assume you want to know if you can break your lease. We need more info and I am not licensed in your jurisdiction but my opinion is "probably no." How long ago did you sign and move in? Did you have a pet when you moved in or did you just (or are you...View More
Unless your HOA rules so provide, the HOA is not obligated to offer a payment plan. How many months you are in arrears? (For example, is it 21 months at $100 per month, or 3 months at $700 per month, etc.)? I ask because if your payments are $100 per month, for the sake of argument, and you have...View More
I stayed with a friend in another state. I asked if I could visit her and she agreed. We did not discuss any payment. I slept on her floor for 5 nights. We did some outdoor photo shoots together, since my friend is a photographer. After I left, she sent me a nasty email demanding $1730 for the... View More
Without knowing the state your friend lives in, none of us can say for sure, but from my NY perspective, unless you had an agreement in advance, she cannot unilaterally demand "rent" for 5 days on her floor now that she's mad at you. Your text, while not all that helpful, probably...View More
We were together and they questioned me and I ran up the stairs before because I had a lot of weed on me and I managed to ditch the weed which they later confiscated but has no ties to me. However, now I am the prime suspect in this arson I did not commit and they want me to come in and give a... View More
I'm not a criminal defense lawyer, but I note you have not asked an actual question - so I will just make a suggestion... This forum is a public place and is routinely monitored by many attorneys, including prosecutors. Obviously, you're asking a hypothetical question, but I would still...View More
I am not licensed in your state but I read Idaho Code IC 55-3206(1) and I believe, in essence, it says that if someone is part of a homeowner's association (HOA) in Idaho the HOA cannot fine them unless their ability to do so is clearly written into the Covenants & Restrictions. And, if...View More
The way to get a release of judgment for back child support is by paying the back child support. If you cannot afford to pay the arrears, you may need to look for a way out of your contract, otherwise, the buyer may be entitled to sue you. This is something your attorney should have discussed...View More
I am not licensed in your state, but from my NY perspective, if the lease is silent on the issue, presumably, with reasonable notice and at reasonable times, you would be required to let the landlord or her realtor show your unit. On a personal level, I would like to suggest that any of the...View More
I am a home owner in an HOA community in Virginia. My next door neighbor is rehabilitating squirrels in his home and in his backyard. He has a permit and a license through the Department of Wildlife, yet our HOA regulations state: "No non-domesticated animals, unlicensed or undocumented... View More
I'm not licensed in your state but from my NY perspective, it's possible that a licensed wildlife rehabilitator might not be considered as having "raised, bred, or kept" the animals in the same sense as a pet owner would since the goal of rehabilitation is to return animals to...View More
OSHA's sanitation standard, 29 CFR 1910.141, requires the provision of drinking water at workplaces. They do not specifically mandate the form in which that water is provided (they do not specifically require a water fountain). As long as the water provided is potable and sanitary, the...View More
We've been together 20yrs, but never married. We are both on Social Security Disability, and rely on each other in times of need. Her name is on the deed simply because I have no living relatives to leave anything to. (I've paid for the property outright from an inheritance) She's... View More
Attorney Fowler is correct and offered good advice (and she's licensed in your state). To directly answer your question, though, from my NY perspective, it's too late now to remove her name from the deed. To do so in contemplation of litigation would be a fraudulent conveyance, and any...View More
[Indiana] - My brother-in-law wants to sell me a house that his ex-girlfriend and biological daughter reside in. There is no lease in place, nor formal rental agreement. If I purchase this house, can I ask the ex-girlfriend to leave or is there a formal "eviction" process that I need to do?
You can always ask, but you must commence a formal eviction if she chooses not to go. Evicting family is never easy, and courts (at least from my New York perspective) are sometimes sympathetic to tenants in these situations, so you should speak to an attorney to discuss your possible outcomes and...View More
I am in Arkansas This is a 6 to 10 ft section of property that we made an agreement on we could use and have been using their Road for a year and a half now that we are moving on our property they want an injunction where we cannot cross over this section. My question is how likely what a judge... View More
Your property is landlocked, you made an agreement for an easement over your neighbor's land, and now the neighbor is preventing you from accessing your property? Without more information, we cannot guess your next best move. How long have you owned the landlocked parcel? Was it once part...View More
Attorney Avery is correct, but before I went that route, I would start by trying to locate a "duplicate" satisfaction of mortgage from the lender or its successor. If they are still in business, call them and ask for a duplicate satisfaction. If you cannot locate the lender or determine...View More
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.